Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gearing up for the New Year

I don't know about you, but looking ahead, planning, making goals... these are not my strengths, LOL.  I tend to throw myself into something on the spur of the moment, find the water is wayyyyy too deep, and head for shore long before I'm done.  However, I know that many scrappers ARE organized, and plan to carry out a well-thought-out 365 or 52 project this year.  So I did get my act together enough to create something for those clever people, and something that's pretty enough for us willy-nilly scrappers to want to use, too ;)

Day By Day uses a pretty-but-versatile palette that covers the gamut from Feminine to Masculine with a whole lot in between.  You can dress it up, or you can keep it basic.  There are touches of ephemera and lots of neutral elements that will work with the whole spectrum of color. 

This is a pretty big kit - there are 16 papers and 64 unique elements (91 including additional colors) and a full alpha.  However, a year is a really long time, LOL.  That's a lot of layouts!  So I have several additional packs that coordinate and will make your project a breeze:

If you decide you want the whole kit and kaboodle, I've packaged it up in a money saving bundle:
 And there's a bonus pack of notecards if you decide on the bundle ;)  These are sized appropriately for the divided pocket protectors, so they will do double duty!

My team has been busy and I have some wonderful examples to show you!

 Layout by Jan (TDC Team)

 Layout by Jennifer

 Layout by Pamie

 Layout by Sondra

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by Lexy

Layout by Jamie (TDC Guest)

And a couple from me -

Whew!  Day By Day will be at its introductory sale price at The DigiChick through Friday :)  And if you made it all the way to the end of this post, you deserve a treat, LOL.  I made a little Date set to coordinate - maybe it will help you get your thinking and planning underway ;)

You can download your freebie HERE.
That's it for me!  Hope you have a wonderful New Year with lots of fun scrapping projects!  Happy scrapping :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

A little Christmas treat for you!

I'm so tickled to be able to share with you that I have been selected as the featured Designer for the December issue of Paper and Pixels Magazine!  This digital magazine is jam-packed with lots of inspiration, how-to's, and freebies for both digital AND paper scrappers - you won't want to miss out on the fun!  You can check it out here, and be sure to check out the Paper and Pixels Facebook Page for sneak peeks at the upcoming goodies :)

And speaking of goodies, I have a tasty little morsel for you now - this little alpha coordinates with my Country Cheer kit. 

 You can download the alpha HERE.

And a little secret - there's a matching minikit that you will receive free in the December issue of Paper and Pixels (December 15):

 So what are you waiting for?  Run, check it out, sign up, and get ready to be inspired!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Star of Wonder

I think I told you how much I flipped for the colors in my recent collection, The Stars Above.  And since the jewel tones were perfect for a Christmas kit, it seemed a natural progression to add some more holiday themed bits and pieces to increase the flexibility.  Star of Wonder is the result - it's delicious and sparkly, LOL!

And just in case you hadn't picked up The Stars Above, I bundled everything together in one money-saving package:

Beautiful examples from my talented team:
 Layout by Pamie

 Layout by Sondra

 Layout byJeri

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by Jennifer

Layout by  Trista (TDC Team)

Layout by Pat (TDC Team)

As you can see from the examples, the mini can stand on its own, or blend seamlessly with the original kit!
Everything is on sale at the 20% introductory sale savings through today.  And if you haven't signed up for the newsletter, you might want to take a peek at what you're missing - (::coughpretty matchingfreebiecough::) HERE ;)
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's time for a new Chick Fix!

It's that time again!  Every quarter, the DigiChick Designers create a collection of goodies based upon a single palette to provide you with a comprehensive, practical, and FUN scrapping tool!  You'll want to spend some time looking at all of the fabulous options in the December collection - you can scrap every mood and every event for a month with all these goodies (can anyone say "December daily?")  Best of all, everything is specially priced through the weekend so pick and choose with a clear conscience ;) (Plus there's a nifty Free With Purchase!)

This is my offering (although you will find it with the regular new releases)

And some examples:

Layout by DJ
 Layout bySondra

 Layout byPamie

 Layout byJeri
 Layout by Kim

Layouts by Me :)

Each of my separate packs will be in the $1 category through the end of Sunday, so grab the goods while they are a bargain!

And to help you get started, here's a coordinating freebie - looks like it was stamped in coal dust, right?  (OK, really SPARKLY coal dust, LOL).  Have fun, and Happy Scrapping!

Download your freebie HERE.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's a huge secret...SALE!!!

There are four quarterly sales at the Digichick, where everything is 30% off. So it's really a special event when the whole store is on sale for 40% off! Celebrate Cyber Monday with us and save like crazy! If that isn't enough to whet your appetite, there is a super secret code in the newsletter that went out earlier today, and in the exclusive gifts for fans on the Digichick Facebook Page that willgive you an even higher percentage of savings! For my friends and customers, use the code CYBER60 to receive a whopping 60% off in my shop. This is a perfect time to pick up materials to scrap your holiday cards, create srappily delicious gifts, and find ideas to put to use from our most excellent hybrid chicks! So what are you waiting for.... Go shopping!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bring on the Country Cheer!

I love country decor.  I have moved away from decorating my house in that style, and so it was nice to be able to wallow in it a bit with my latest holiday kit, Country Cheer.  There's just something so unassuming and cheerful, with lovely textures and comforting colors.  I'm really tickled with the way it turned out, and I think I will use it to create my Christmas cards :)

My CT rocked the layouts (as usual, LOL!)

 Pamie's card  (I'm taking notes!)

 Layout by Michelle

 Layout by DJ

 Layout by Sondra

 Layout by Jeri

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by Jennifer

Layout by Melanie (TDC Team)

Layout by Kate (TDC Team)

Also, make sure you are signed up for The DigiChick's newsletter - We have something very special in store for you and a special edition will be going out on Sunday...  that's all the hints I can give you ;)

Happy Scrapping, and a Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Wherein I learn more cool stuff...

Apparently I have had my head under a rock while the digi world plugs on around me.  Suzee Q kindly left me a heads-up that she has a great freebie page as well!  I can see that I'm just going to have to get out more.  And clean less.  Oh wait, I wasn't doing that anyway >_<

Hope all my American friends are all set for Thanksgiving - my pie awaits me in the kitchen.  Unfortunately it is unassembled, guess I'd better go work on that!  And while it bakes I'm going to go freebie browsing ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A great new freebie site!

I remember when IkeaGoddess was a regular stop on my daily blog hopping - she picked out some great digiscrap freebies and I knew if I stopped by I'd not miss out on "the good stuff,"  LOL.  Sometimes it's nice to get a little sample of a designer's work to see if you  - well, if you want more!  And other times designers would add a nice tasty morsel to an already existing kit that BELONGED in my stash.  So I was very sad when Angie (IkeaGoddess) took a well-deserved break from her self-imposed but much appreciated servitude.  And there has been a void in my blog hopping (curiously, I have not used the extra time to clean house, go figure!)  I'm pleased to have recently discovered a new site that seems to be doing a really great job of finding great stuff and I wanted to make sure you all knew about it -

I'm making a bit of an assumption in saying this is a new site, but it is at least new to me and I wanted to share it with you.  Thank you, quality digiscrap freebies!  You've saved me from vacuuming and dusting guilt ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Deep, Rich, and Delicious!

I came across an inspiration piece back in early October - I thought of doing an "Owl and the Pussycat" Halloween kit so I was Googling rather aimlessly (something I do a lot, LOL) and found this great folk art rendition:
I just fell in love with it, the colors are amazing, and the owl is so gentlemanly and the kitty so dainty.  And who wouldn't want a pea green boat that looked like THAT??? (instead of split pea soup, which is what I always had in my mind, and you must admit is NOT nearly as pretty!)  And since I'm trying to learn to be more practical with my kits, I didn't think doing a kit with birds and cats would be all that useful, so I tried to capture the essence with a touch of the exotic and lots of rich, beautiful color:

Because of the brilliant jewel tones in the main kit, I also created a set of coordinating papers that act as neutrals - they facilitate scrapping and journaling, but without a stark contrast.  There's also a set of clusters with coordinating sparkly underlayers (which come separately, so you can mix and match!)  All of the individual items are also available in a money-saving bundle.  That's a total of 25 papers and 43 elements, so you could scrap quite a large project with variety and depth.

I have some absolutely beautiful examples from my team:
 Layout bySondra

 Layout by Michelle

 Layout by Jennifer

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by DJ

 Layout by Jeri

Layout by Pamie

And one from me:

The Stars Above will be available at the special introductory pricing through Friday at The Digichick, so be sure to take advantage of the sale! 

I put together a little freebie that coordinates - it's full of starry things to add just the right touch to your layout and add a little more versatility:
You can download your freebie HERE.  And check my Facebook page, because there's a coordinating tiny minikit for my fans there  :)